Brenda Ellen (Smith) Thomas 72, of New Castle, passed away on June 29, 2022, at Glen Oaks Health Campus after a long battle with sickness. Brenda was born January 13, 1950, in Schmitt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown, IL., to the late Glen Smith Jr. and Ruby Ellen (Miller) Smith.
Brenda lived in Astoria, IL. She married the love of her life, Stanley Thomas on September 25, 1970, and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage. They had two children and later moved to New Castle where she worked as a Nurses Aide and later in house keeping at Henry County Memorial Hospital.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Stanley; a son, Paul T. Thomas; a daughter, Rebecca E. (Thomas) Steele; grandchildren, Manuel A. Steele, Veronica M. Thomas and Naomi E. Thomas; siblings, Connie S. Surratt, Rickey (Emily) Smith and Randy (Natalia) Smith.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents listed above.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Rose City Funeral Home, 2011 Broad Street, New Castle, IN., from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Phil Morgan from the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will take place at Green Hills Cemetery in New Castle.